Women's Week 2017
We're excited to again be a part of Women's Week, a program of the Women's Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Below are all of the outstanding activities we have planned for Women's Week. To sign up for a program, please register online or call us at (225) 338-1170.
Transformation Through Sound:
Yoga with Bowls
Saturday October 7 10:30 am-12 pm
“The resonance of the bowls seems to grow our interior spaces.”
Enter a peaceful space of vibrational calming tones in this gentle yoga class. The therapeutic power of crystal bowls guides us as we leave the noise of life and access a sacred place of tranquility. The tones of the bowls enrich guided yoga and meditation. All levels welcome.
Facilitated by Daniel Collins, Clayfire LLC, & Tina Ufford, Certified Yoga Instructor.
Fierce, Free and Feminine: 5-in-1 Workout
Saturday October 7 2-3 pm
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring. Build confidence, improve fitness and have fun. Move, shake, stretch and meditate your way to inner peace and feminine power with a 5-in-1 workout: elegant Vienna Waltz, core-strengthening Belly Dancing, relaxing Meditation, fierce Warrior Pose Yoga, and the gentle movements of Tai Chi - all in one hour. All abilities welcome!
Facilitated by Lisa Bovenkamp-Langlois, Ph.D.
Open House Party: Discover Your Inner Wizard
Sunday October 8 4:30-6 pm
Follow the yellow brick road to The Red Shoes. Discover that the joy, peace, balance and fulfillment you seek, is within – just click your heels and experience the opportunities that await you
within our supportive and inclusive community. Explore the magic: program samplings, guided meditation, creative activities and delicious delicacies. Welcome to our oasis where mind, body and
spirit are nurtured.
Who Doesn't Need a Miracle?
Monday October 9 7-8:30 pm
Experience an introduction to A Course in Miracles, a powerful, life-changing 365 day study suggesting a path to universal love and peace. The Course includes12 exercises on raising awareness of
love’s presence and healing relationships through forgiveness. The Course combines spiritual inspiration with a psychological understanding of belief and defense systems and perception. Attend
this introductory gathering to open your heart.
Facilitated by Nic Ourso.
It's About Time... To Volunteer
Tuesday October 10 10 am-12 pm Location:10600 South Choctaw Dr.
No one should go hungry. Our community needs your help! Join The Red Shoes caring team at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Make new friends while sorting food for distribution. Learn about the Backpack Program, providing food for schoolchildren in need on weekends and holidays. Your 2 hours makes a huge difference. (Wear closed-toe shoes.)
Permission to Leave: Creating Personal Safety
Tuesday October 10 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn how to maintain personal safety. Discover the core of self-defense: the self. Focusing on awareness, safety and empowerment, build your confidence by learning techniques to avoid being
vulnerable. Learn how to evade physical danger, set verbal boundaries, create a safe space and maintain control in potentially dangerous situations.
Facilitated by Neal Melancon, self-defense teacher and active martial artist.
Wednesday October 11 6:30-8 pm
Massage therapy is a natural pain and stress reliever, but which technique is best for you? Learn from Licensed Massage Therapists about the effectiveness of various techniques: Thai massage,
CranialSacral therapy, Cupping, and Maya Abdominal massage. Experience Reflexology and demonstrations on enhancing the body’s natural balance through self-care massage. Learn easy, hands-on
Facilitated by Megan Assaf & Tina Ufford, Licensed Massage Therapists.
Dreams: Open the Door to Your Inner World
Thursday October 12 10:30 am-12 pm
Dream work opens the door to an understanding of your true nature: your life, values, relationships and career. Discover the significance of the symbols and images in your dreams. Enjoy guided
meditation and a discussion of the messages that come from your subconscious. Gain new insights to facilitate personal growth. Receive a dream journal and begin writing in it today.
Facilitated by Joan McCaskil, Spiritual Director, MA.
The Art of Words
Friday October 13 10:30 am-12 pm
"No matter what people tell you, words
and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams
Bring a special quote or idea to life. Transform a recycled cigar box lid into a meaningful plaque using paint, collage and your favorite message. Create a unique work of art with uplifting words that will inspire you along your journey. Supplies provided.
Facilitated by Pam Arnold, collage artist enthusiast.
Read Your Own Lips: Herbal Lip Balm Class
Saturday October 14 10:30 am-12 pm
It’s fun and easy to make soothing lip balm using a simple recipe and natural, organic ingredients. Discover how important it is to use natural body care products. Keep your lips healthy and gain
an understanding of how your lips indicate the health and needs of your body. Leave with the recipe and a small tin of lip balm.
Facilitated by Meghan Assaf, BFA, LMT & Certified Massage Therapist.
Open Mic Poetry & Music
Saturday October 14 7-8:30 pm
Celebrate the arts in Baton Rouge! With original musical performances and inspiring poetry readings, enjoy coffee and refreshments in our coffeehouse atmosphere. If you’re a musician, singer or poet, we welcome you to share your gifts. Call to reserve your 5-minute spot or join our supportive audience for a night of good music, good poetry and good company.
Women's Week Sunday Sacred Circle
Sunday October 15 5-6 pm
Nourish your spirit and feed your soul in our warm and welcoming community. Enjoy this time of introspection: an ecumenical, inter-religious experience for those yearning to unite through prayer, inspirational readings and silence with Spirit.